Kids Matter International has supported many international endeavors since 2006. Presently, the international focus has been on Victory Christian Center, Anker Christensen Charitable Fund, and Coreluv International, Inc.
Kids Matter has supported the Victory Christian Center in Makumbusho, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania since January 2018. The mission of VCC is: To penetrate and impact the community through the church by winning families, professionals and students, disciple them with passion for Jesus and vision for domino.
The church is open to all believers and supports spreading the word of God through its praise and worship. Kids Matter is a proud partner of VCC and continues to help them pursue their mission daily.
Anker Christensen Charitable Fund is a 501c3 Christian organization with a mission of providing long term sustainable community development focusing on needs identified by the community itself such as clean water, health care, education agriculture improvements and public hygiene in Nicaragua. A grant for $10,800 has been awarded in 2019 to furnish shoes and school uniforms to 150 children living in poverty.
Kids are required to have shoes and uniforms in order to attend school after fifth grade; the grant also funds baseball uniforms for 60 children in the Little League program. Uniforms are sewn by women in the sewing school thus enabling these women to provide for their families. To participate in the baseball program, children must promise not to do drugs, be involved in gangs, or drink alcohol.
Coreluv International, Inc is a 501c3 organization serving orphans in Haiti and India through Coreluv Villages caring for over 120 children. In addition to housing, these children are also provided with clean water, nourishing food, health care, education and job skills training. A grant of $15,000 was awarded in 2019 in support of the programs.
Coreluv helps children who have lost one or both of their parent and are often without hope. The priority is provide each child with a loving home through a community where these children can thrive. Coreluv hires and trains local community leaders and widows to care for the children. Funds help build schools, water wells, community centers and health centers to meet the needs of the orphans.
At Kids Matter we believe in living and acting by faith and wisdom—not out of fear. We recognize that there is a lot of anxiety in the world right now, and for good reason. The COVID-19 outbreak is challenging each of us to modify our lifestyle and take extra steps to remain safe. Here we have staff members whose children’s schools have been temporarily closed, and like all of you we are committed to helping slow the spread of this illness. For this reason, our physical office space will have limited open hours until further notice. Thank you for your faithful support. Stay happy and healthy! 😊”